Daithí Mac Lochlain | 07.10.2005 01:33
“Q Have you ever heard the President say that God told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and --
MR. McCLELLAN: No, and I've been in many meetings with him and never heard such a thing.
Q Are you aware of the -- there's a BBC broadcast tonight that's quoting the Palestinian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister as saying that they were in a meeting with the President in June of '03, and there are some very detailed quotes here, saying that the President said to them, "God told me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan,' and I did," and then "God told me, 'George go and end the tyranny in the Iraq'" and so forth and so on?
MR. McCLELLAN: No, that's absurd. He's never made such comments.
Q Were you in the meeting when that took place?
MR. McCLELLAN: I've been in meetings with him with President Abbas; I didn't travel on that trip, if you're talking about to Jordan. But I've been in many meetings with the President with world leaders where he's talked about this.
Q So you don't know about the June '03 meeting?
MR. McCLELLAN: No, I checked into that report and I stand by what I just said. “
It should be noted that the aforementioned meeting was not the only time that the Bushling described his politico-mystical episodes.
Jack Brubaker of the Lancaster New Era reported on a campaign stop and visit that the Bushling made to the Amish community of Pennsylvania:
“At the end of the session, Bush reportedly told the group, ‘I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn´t do my job.’”
The Dubya White House also denied that story at the time.
It seems that Mr. Brubaker got the story from Mr. Sam Stoltzfus of Gordonville, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Stoltzfus is himself a member of the Old Order Amish Faith and writes for The Dairy, a monthly Amish newspaper.
Now, I’ve never met Mr. Stoltzfus, but I’ve heard more than enough of the Bushling’s lies.
Whom do you believe? The Bushling's press secretary…or the Plain Folk?
Daithí Mac Lochlain